A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 221 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (137 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:13:09 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -178.0865° West, -33.3112° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/18 / 2018-02-27 13:13:09 / February 27, 2018 @ 1:13 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1h0. Unique identifier: us1000d1h0.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 221 km SSE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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